So I have an idea for a lamp that I want to make that’s roughly based on orrery’s. But instead of being a full blown orrery, it’s only going to have one central rod with a bulb on top, and one rotating bulb around it. Perfect opportunity to turn some aluminum parts that I can actually use for this lamp.
I started by facing the end.
I then started taking down the rod.
Then started boring out the center
I needed a 1/2″ bore to fit around the pipe I’ll be using for the lamp.
The part right off the lathe. I need to remake that is part, as I decided that I would thread 1/8″ ips rod right into it to allow me to create the rotating piece. So I need to leave a larger flat surface that I can tap to fit the inner lamp rod I’ll be using. That’s for next time.